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'''Cynthia Yih Shih''' (born October 3, 1978, Saratoga, California), better known by her stage name '''Vienna Teng''', is a Taiwanese-American pianist and singer-songwriter based in Detroit, Michigan. Teng has released five studio albums: ''Waking Hour (album)|Waking Hour'' (2002), ''Warm Strangers'' (2004), ''Dreaming Through the Noise'' (2006), ''Inland Territory'' (2009) and ''Aims (album)|Aims'' (2013). She has also released one live album, ''The Moment Always Vanishing'' (2009), on which she is double-billed with her percussionist, Alex Wong (producer, musician)|Alex Wong. Teng's musical style incorporates folk music|folk, pop music|pop, classical piano, and ''a cappella''. She uses piano as her primary instrument and writes lyrics with emotion, narrative, and personal history.
Birth nameCynthia Yih Shih{{cite journal
Alias| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1978| 10| 3}}
Birth placeSaratoga, California, U.S.
Death date| instrument = Vocals, piano, guitar
GenreFolk music|Folk, Pop music|pop, indie folk, chamber pop
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationSinger-Songwriter
Years active2002{{ndash}}present
LabelVirt Records|Virt, Rounder Records|Rounder
Website[http://viennateng.com/ viennateng.com]}}
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